JP263 RATH Compensating Bb/F French Horn

$2,495.00 NZD inc. GST

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John Packer JP263 Rath Compensating Bb/F French Horn

As a progressing player who is looking for a lighter weight B/F compensating French Horn, then you will find the JP263 Rath is a match for your needs.

Unique benefits

Michael Rath is highly regarded for his trombone designs, but what is less well known is that he spent ten years working with Paxman’s making French Horns.

The JP263Rath Bb/F French Horn is constructed from high grade 80:20 brass throughout and includes a exclusive Rath design leadpipe. In addition a compensating system allowing access to both Bb and F sides of the instrument. Mechanical (ball & socket) linkage and neoprene valve bumpers, usually reserved for more expensive French Horns.

A Reversible Bb/F lever for those who prefer the horn to stand in Bb rather than F.

The above features ensure the instrument is also suitable for younger players without affecting the quality of the instrument’s performance and are the reason the instrument has become so popular with the UK education sector.


  • Model: JP263 Rath
  • Key: Bb/F
  • Bell Size: High grade 80:20 brass 310mm (12.2″)
  • Valves: Rotary 4
  • Bore: 12.00mm (0.472″)
  • Lyre Box: No
  • Mouthpiece: JP612
  • Instrument Weight: 2.28Kg (5lb 3oz)
  • Weight with Case: 6.00Kg (13lb 2oz)

Supplied with

The JP263Rath is supplied with a JP612 mouthpiece and comes equipped with a high quality hard case for maximum protection.

The JP263Rath is also supplied with a bottle of Ultra Pure valve oil and a maintenance guide to help you keep your instrument in top playing order.


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